Communicating my research in a plain manner has been one of the main challenges of my PhD. Toastmasters Fonske Leuven Club has helped me enormously; they have a structured and systematic way for developing one’s communication skills. The club offers a welcoming and supportive atmosphere that facilitates feedback; what is more, meetings are always fun and a great way to meet interesting people.
The most wonderful thing about Toastmasters Fonske Leuven is that you are introduced to ideas from other people as each presentation is an opportunity to glimpse into another person’s world. E.g. Last meeting, I was impressed by a talk about the importance of networking and befriending colleagues. This makes me look forward to each meeting!